Kaohsiung

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From the peak of Monkey Mountain to the shores of Cijin island, Taiwan’s Harbour Capital offers scenic waterfront views, bustling night markets and cultural gems.

The maritime city of Kaohsiung is one of Taiwan’s most exciting metropolitan destinations. Facing the Taiwan Strait and intersected by the scenic Love River, Kaohsiung has fantastic waterfront areas, a busy harbour, fresh seafood and beaches. Wind your way through traditional night markets, Shoushan Zoo and an eccentric arts district.

Enjoy breakfast at a café on the banks of the Love River. Stroll along the Aihejingguan Riverside Park and take in the city’s skyline. East of the river, stroll through wide streets and find shopping districts, large department stores and the immense Tuntex Sky Tower.

Find Kaohsiung’s busy port southwest of the river. Stop by the Pier-2 Art Center, an arts district that spills out from converted industrial warehouses. See quirky galleries, artists’ studios and cafés. Walk along the harbour and reach the Former British Consulate at Takao. This mid-19th-century building sits at the peak of Shaochuantou, overlooking Sizihwan Bay and the sprawling port.

Catch the ferry across to Cijin, a long, narrow island that protects the port. Rent a bicycle and tour the waterfront, stopping at the beach plaza, ChiHou Fort and the lighthouse. TianHou Temple, dedicated to the goddess of the sea, is also located here.

Discover Shoushan, or Monkey Mountain, on Kaohsiung’s west coast. Explore the trails and find the Shoushan Zoo, ancient ruins and wild monkeys. Don’t feed the monkeys, as they may get aggressive.

After sunset, hit the night markets downtown. Liuho Night Market offers souvenir items, while Ruifeng Night Market has authentic Taiwanese food stalls.

Venture outside the city centre and visit Lotus Pond in the Zuoying district. Walk or cycle around the lake to see remnants of the Old Wall of Fongshan and a ring of temples.

Reach Kaohsiung by plane, high-speed train or boat into the harbour. Get around the city by metro, taxi or bicycle. See the city light up with lanterns and fireworks for the Kaohsiung Lantern Festival at the end of Chinese New Year.

Where to stay in Kaohsiung

Just Sleep Kaohsiung Station
Just Sleep Kaohsiung Station
4 out of 5
No.280, Zhongshan 1st Rd, Xinxing Dist., Kaohsiung, 800
The price is $55 per night from Jul 13 to Jul 14
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Kaohsiung. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and a fitness center. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (988 reviews)
"房間乾淨、早餐豐盛 浴缸材質非常滑所以出入要小心"

Reviewed on May 11, 2022

Just Sleep Kaohsiung Station
Intercontinental Kaohsiung, an IHG Hotel
Intercontinental Kaohsiung, an IHG Hotel
4.5 out of 5
No. 33, Xinguang Rd, Qianzhen District, Kaohsiung, 806023
The price is $176 per night from Jul 13 to Jul 14
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Kaohsiung. Enjoy free WiFi, an indoor pool, and 4 restaurants. Popular attractions Love River and 85 Sky Tower are located ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (27 reviews)
"It’s great to live"

Reviewed on May 27, 2022

Intercontinental Kaohsiung, an IHG Hotel
Ambassador Hotel Kaohsiung
Ambassador Hotel Kaohsiung
4.5 out of 5
202, MingSheng 2nd Road, Kaohsiung, 801
The price is $61 per night from Jul 1 to Jul 2
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Kaohsiung. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (976 reviews)
Good value
"The hotel is old but very clean. Sound proof is poor, I could hear other room’s guests flushing toilets all night. I like the entrance and the hall way, I could see the glamor in the old days. The room is small but functional, love the good water output and the tub in the bathroom, bed was comfortable. ..."

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2022

Ambassador Hotel Kaohsiung
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
85 Prague Homestay
85 Prague Homestay
3 out of 5
12 F, No. 5, Ziqiang 3rd Rd., Lingya District, Kaohsiung, 802
The price is $21 per night from Jul 10 to Jul 11
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly apartment in Kaohsiung. Enjoy free WiFi, daily housekeeping, and a plasma TV. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (49 reviews)
Nice
"Super helpful staff and great window view"

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2019

85 Prague Homestay
The Tale of Butterfly
The Tale of Butterfly
2 out of 5
No.92-5, Chaoyuan, Meinong District, Kaohsiung, 843
The price is $179 per night from Jul 13 to Jul 14
Stay at this campground in Kaohsiung. Enjoy free breakfast, free parking, and a garden. Popular attractions Jian Shan and Jiuxionglin Shan are located nearby. ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (7 reviews)
"去的時候剛好遇到寒流,但熱水溫度與水量相當充足。 自助吧結合當地食材做創意料理,也相當美味。 環境舒適貼心,也有免費出借桌遊供消遣。"

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2021

The Tale of Butterfly
Statt de Vallee
Statt de Vallee
2 out of 5
No. 130-72, Heping Rd., Liouguei District, Kaohsiung, 844
Stay at this campground in Kaohsiung. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a conference center. Discover genuine guest reviews for Statt de Vallee, in Liugui District ...
Statt de Vallee
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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